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Law makers concerned over Christian movie’s rating.

July 1, 2006

And after reading the AP article written by reporter Sam Hananel I would have to agree with that sentiment. Now mind you I am not religous fanatic, but when there seems to be a hint that a movie, in this case the name of the movie is, “Facing the Giants” was giving a PG rating instead of a G rating because of it’s religous theme, then some sort of warning bell should go off.

Here is a quote from House Minority Whip Roy Blunt R-Mo. “This incident raises the disquieting possibility that the MPAA considers exposure to Christian themes more dangerous for children than exposure to gratuitous sex and violence.” And I would have to agree with that assessment giving what is in this article.

MPAA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dan Glickman insisted that the rating for “Facing the Giants” was not based on religion but on mature content that was brought up in the movie. Mr. Glickman said, “Any strong or mature discussion of any subject matter results in at least a PG rating.” He also said, “This movie had a mature discussion about pregnancy, for example.” “It also had other mature discussions that some parents might want to be aware of before taking their kids to see this movie.” One would have to wonder what those “other mature discussions” had to do with like, uuhh like RELIGION maybe??

Well I guess I could see why parents may want to be aware about the religous aspect if they are of another religion but to give a movie a PG rating? Maybe the rating system categories need some over haul to better communicate the reason as to why a movie got the rating it did. Then maybe this problem will cease to exist in the future. At least I hope it will.

Once again the inspiration and source material for this post comes from AP Writer Sam Hananel.

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